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Hello. I've been doing some site maintenance at Everything Matters: Beyond Meds.


I've added something to the archives, but it's back dated so I thought I'd share it here since it won't show up as new in a lot of venues. 


A site from over a decade ago was part of the foment that got me started writing and doing this work. Furious Seasons, by Philip Dawdy, really helped our movement get started. I have over the years saved some of his pieces to my site from time to time (it's no longer available but I sometimes pull stuff from the way back machine and I have his permission to do so) 


Today I posted over 83,000 words about lamictal withdrawal...from hundreds of commenters. I've not read it closely (for many years anyway....I followed it back in the day) ... and it's not formatted but it's the experience of so many people I wanted to save it. I had linked to it when it was originally created. 


anyway...it's here:   **  83,000 word document with hundreds of comments by Lamictal users coming off.   - 

Comments about Lamictal withdrawal from Furious Seasons – https://beyondmeds.com/2007/07/26/lamictal-comments/

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds 


withdrawn from a cocktail of 6 psychiatric drugs that included every class of psych drug.

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Hi, there, 


I am so glad to see your name here! Love to you. 




1989 - 1992 Parnate* 

1992-1998 Paxil - pooped out*, oxazapam, inderal

1998 - 2005 Celexa - pooped out* klonopin, oxazapam, inderal

*don't remember doses

2005 -2007   Cymbalta 60 mg oxazapam, inderal, klonopin

Started taper in 2007:

CT klonopin, oxazapam, inderal (beta blocker) - 2007

Cymbalta 60mg to 30mg 2007 -2010

July 2010 - March 2018 on hiatus due to worsening w/d symptoms, which abated and finally disappeared. Then I stalled for about 5 years because I didn't want to deal with W/D.

March 2018 - May 2018 switch from 30mg Cymbalta to 20mg Celexa 

19 mg Celexa October 7, 2018

18 mg Celexa November 5, 2018

17 mg Celexa  December 2, 2019

16 mg Celexa January 6, 2018 

15 mg Celexa March 7, 2019

14 mg Celexa April 24, 2019

13 mg Celexa June 28, 2019

12.8 mg Celexa November 10, 2019

12.4 Celexa August 31, 2020

12.2 Celexa December 28, 2020

12 mg Celexa March 2021

11 mg  Celexa February 2023


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Also good to see you here Gia.


I am currently in to quote a link from your site "Lamictal Withdrawal From Hell".  


So incredibly ill at this time and holding at a small dose to hopefully stabilize. 


I know you are healing yourself at this time and I wish you well. 

9/2013-4/2014:  After moms death, was prescribed a series of meds for short periods of time that didn't work. Zoloft, Lexapro,  Nortriptyline, Liquid Prozac, Cymbalta. 

1/2014-9/2014. Clonzapam: Given Lamictal, stopped Clonzapam at .125mgs  

1/2015-4 2017 Remeron: 41.25 -0.025mgs

7/2015-11/2018 Lamictal: 200mgs-0.05 mgs Had paradoxical reaction to Lamictal wd, broke my heart to take a benzo but wasn't sleeping. 

3/28/2019 -2/5/ 2021  Clonazapam: 0.625mgs-.00115 Med Free 

July 27th, 2022**Severe Setback due to surgery/ anesthesia. 

9/7/22-10/4/22 Trazadone 50-100mgs for sleep, 10/13/22-11/13/22 Trazadone 1 mg to stabilize

10/4/22-11/20/22 Remeron 7.5mgs (for sleep doesn't work) 11/20 7.3 12/4 7.0 12/14 6.9 12/22 6.6 12/31 6.3  2023: 1/18 6.1  1/29 5.9  2/17 5.7  2/28 5.5

3/14 5.3  3/27 5.1  4/8 4.8  4/21 4.6  5/3 4.3 5/13 4.0

5/25 3.8  6/6 3.6

Additional Support:  Armour Thyroid 75mgs, Magnesium Glycinate 300-500mgs, Calms Forte, Flaxseed oil, L-theanine 

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